The Problem of Suffering

It’s a question we all wrestle with. For me it was in the workplace when cornered by a work mate:

‘If there really is a God, how could he let a coal train in Wales come up off its tracks and kill innocent children playing nearby?’

And, you have to agree, it’s a good question to ask.

The Bible tells us that God is all-powerful, all-loving, and all-knowing. And so how can suffering happen under His rule?

As we set out in the book of Job today we’ll see there is no simple or easy answer. The book of Job is long for good reason! As such, let’s encourage each other to come to church each week through this series, and read Job through the week, so that we can best wrestle with what God has to say to us, and help each other as we struggle with the problem of suffering.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.


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